This woman has so much going on: the wool and knits and canvas, leather, silver. What surprised me most was the stone – a polished piece of aragonite beams from her forehead, suspended by a leather cord. The circular shape is reflected in her great heavy silver earrings. Beautiful feathers frame her face, but they are difficult to distinguish from her Easy Rider hair, which also is adorned with colourful objects – I’m not sure what, but the effect is very cool. She bought the bag in Mexico. (photo Feb 15)
I don’t think I have ever seen such beautiful footwear. Apart from their stunning visual presence, these mukluks are special because they were the last pair home-made by an elderly woman before she passed away, and she gave them to this man. That’s probably why they fit him so well. What a living tribute to a very talented craftswoman. You can see these mukluks better in the close-up below. This man had just arrived at the courthouse after a press conference at the library as part of a growing protest against the construction of pipelines across First Nations territories.